Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    Leicester Riders @ the WhiteHorse

    27th May 2016

    The Leicester Riders Basketball team are really looking forward to coming along to the White Horse Pub in Birstall on Sunday 5th June from 4-6pm. They will be sharing Basketball skills and engaging with children and adults. The Riders will also be running competitions, giving away prizes and just hanging out and getting to know… Read more »

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    Smoking Anti-smoking

    12th May 2016

    Vote for The Cedars Academy in The National Cut Anti—Smoking Film Competition Six of our fantastic Year 8 pupils have made an anti-smoking short film called ‘Stupid Smoking’ with the help of Smokescreen (an anti-smoking organisation; in order to get the message across about the damage that smoking can do. It is now down… Read more »

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    New Opening

    29th April 2016

    We were delighted to formally open the new entrance and Reception of The Cedars Academy on Tuesday 26th April. We were joined by many members of the local community. Special Guest was Hugh Howe, the executive Principal of the Lionheart Academy Trust who had the vision for a new 11 to 18 Academy in Birstall…. Read more »

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    The Cedars Academy Celebrates World Book Night

    27th April 2016

    In honour of World Book Night 2016, which takes place annually on 23rd April, several Cedars Academy pupils and staff successfully applied to be volunteer book givers. This meant that a large amount of books were available to distribute to adults within our community and it was decided that we would share our love for… Read more »

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    ‘Young Voices Matter’ – Healthwatch Leicestershire

    26th April 2016

    Your chance to win a £50 high street voucher when you have your say Healthwatch Leicestershire is offering young people a chance to win a £50 or £25 high street voucher on completion of its survey Far too often, young people feel that their views, opinions and experiences of health and social care services are… Read more »

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    Superb Sports Results for The Cedars Academy

    26th April 2016

    Year 7 Football Our Year 7 football team took part in a festival last Thursday at Rawlins Academy. Overall the team finished in 3rd place out of 7 which was a fantastic achievement considering we finished in 6th place in the previous tournament in November. The boys put in some outstanding performances thanks to some… Read more »

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